Luck Looks Tough in Red Carpet


England's Rose | Benoit Photo

LNJ Foxwoods homebred Luck (Kitten's Joy) looks well positions to make the grade in Del Mar's GIII Red Carpet H. on Thanksgiving. A two-time winner on all-weather in France for Alain de Royer-Dupré, the chestnut bested re-opposing England's Rose (English Channel) in a shorter Aug. 7 optional claimer here before missing by just a head when second in Santa Anita's 10-panel GI Rodeo Drive S. Oct. 2. England's Rose, meanwhile, took her next two, clearing the first-level allowance condition over course and distance Sept. 3 before adding the restricted Swingtime S. at a flat Santa Anita mile Oct. 9. GIII Santa Barbara S. heroine Neige Blanche (Fr) (Anodin {Ire}) also owns a victory over this trip–in the Aug. 14 CTT and TOC S.–and was fourth in the Rodeo Drive. Katsumi Yoshida's Nicest (Ire) (American Pharoah) is an intriguing fresh face. Third in the G1 Juddmonte Irish Oaks July 17, she was fourth in the 1 1/8-mile GI Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S. at Keeneland Oct. 16 in her final start for Donnacha O'Brien. Michael McCarthy has since taken over training duties for the daughter of 2013 Irish Oaks winner Chicquita (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}).

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